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HDTV Ratings: Outrageous Fortune

Fans of Westie hit Outrageous Fortune went wild over its series finale last night, when the six-year-old drama clocked up its highest ratings yet. An unprecedented 472,500 18-49 year-olds tuned into see how the Wests would ride off into the sunset. This equated to 28.4% of its target audience and an astonishing 51.5% channel share. […]

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HDTV Ratings: Watching the Detectives

Monday’s premiere of the HD reality hour, The Detectives, gave another HD sleuth, The Mentalist, something to think about when the two went head-to-head in the ratings. The Gibson Group commission drew 12.2% of TV One’s target demo, 25-54 year-olds, compared with 13% for TV2’s crimefighting juggernaut. The gap widened with the one demo all […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: The Event, The Detectives, Spies and Lies, Amazing Extraordinary Friends

The next couple of weeks will see a slew of local shows debut in HD as well as an epic conspiracy serial that’s likely to be summer’s most compulsive drama. TV3 is replacing Outrageous Fortune, from November 16, with The Event, a riveting thriller that’s like 24 meets FlashForward, only more coherent than the latter […]

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HDTV Ratings: Eruption, Outrageous Fortune

TV3’s HD natural disaster dramatisation, Eruption, scorched the competition last night when it won its 8.30pm two-hour slot in all of the key demographics. It helped the network to win two nights in a row, with Tuesday’s Outrageous Fortune also beating the opposition. Eruption snared a roughly 27% share of not only TV3’s target audience, […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: United States of Tara, The Big C

TV3 is banking on the unprecedented popularity of Outrageous Fortune to give newcomer The Big C a big head start in the ratings. The strategy worked wonders for Nurse Jackie and Californication, and The Big C should appeal to a similar audience, especially as it will be double-billed with the return of The United States […]

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HDTV Ratings: Fortune Falters, Dancers Dip

Two of TV3’s HD flagships, Outrageous Fortune and The Secret Lives of Dancers, last night took a tumble. But they still had enough poise to help the network win Tuesday’s ratings race. Both local productions dipped sharply in viewership, with Outrageous Fortune down from 19%-plus ratings in key demos the previous week to 14.7% of […]

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HDTV Ratings: Lie to Me, Outrageous Fortune

TV3’s HD sensation, Outrageous Fortune, continues to out-rate TV2’s Tuesday night movies by almost four to one while the network’s body language sleuth series, Lie to Me, which is nearing the end of its second HD season on Wednesdays, is again keeping the competition honest. It had been struggling against TV2’s SD alternative, Chuck, but last night […]

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Outrageous Fortune Not Blu-ray Bound

The final season of TV3’s HD hit, Outrageous Fortune, which continues 8.30 tonight with its 99th episode, will not be released on Blu-ray. The DVD of season six has been confirmed for November/December but unlike Australian producers, Kiwis are holding back from releasing their product in HD. Outrageous Fortune’s release will coincide with the second […]

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NZ HD Dramas for Sunday Theatre

At least two of the dramas scheduled for the new season of Sunday Theatre will screen in HD. TV One resumes its premium drama slot from 8.30pm Sunday with the re-make of Bouquet of Barbed Wire. It premiered last week in the UK — in HD and as a three-part, hour-long drama. Unfortunately, we’re getting […]

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HDTV Ratings: Red Eye Gets Black Eye

TV2’s abrupt rescheduling of Tuesday nights, replacing re-runs of The Mentalist with movies, failed to dent the momentum of Outrageous Fortune. TV3’s HD comedy/drama last night drew two-to-three times the viewership of Red Eye in all the key demographics, the gap being widest with TV2’s target audience, 18-39 year-olds (18.9% vs 5.8%). The trend continued […]

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